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This is a discussion on opinion on hammer fired or striker fired handguns for carry within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; My EDC is a Ruger SR9c. A striker fired pistol with a polymer frame and stainless slide. The Ruger has never failed to fire or ...

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    My EDC is a Ruger SR9c. A striker fired pistol with a polymer frame and stainless slide. The Ruger has never failed to fire or eject. However, many folks on the Ruger forums complain of light strikes. With the Rugers, this happens almost always because of dirt and debris inside the striker area. Ruger usually ships with a whole lot of gunk still on their guns and they need a thorough cleaning before use. Especially in the striker area. Once cleaned, the SR pistols work flawlessly.

    I like hammer guns too, but for me, compact striker guns are the way to go for concealed carry.
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    I like hammer fired. I'm more accurate with a SA trigger pull.
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    I carry both. Have a FN FNX40 and a MP9 in subcompact but typically carry the MP because of its smaller size.

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    Neither is necessarily more reliable than the other. I own both and have carried both. Sometimes I reach for one of my Glocks, and sometimes the nod goes to one of my 1911s. It just depends on my mood more than anything else. Well OK, not JUST my mood. There are some Occasions when I go for a Glock every time, for instance when it's raining outside. But as far as which action is more reliable? Neither/Both. Unfortunately that wasn't one of the options for the poll so I didn't vote.

    Edit: I also sometimes carry a DA revolver. I guess that would fall under "hammer fired."

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    I didn't vote as I have both varieties, and both have been utterly reliable. I like the striker fired guns for having the same feel with each pull of the trigger. But, for things like appendix carry I like the sigs with a hammer because when reholstering I can ride the hammer into the holster and feel a little better about not having any "oops" moments during the process.

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    Striker fired pistols all have the potential to fire out of battery, this makes them all inherently unsafe

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    Quote Originally Posted by wdbailey View Post
    Striker fired pistols all have the potential to fire out of battery, this makes them all inherently unsafe
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    Cant vote since I carry both. It really is all in your preference.
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    Both are reliable but I prefer (slightly) to have a hammer on my pistols. Just how I came up, I guess.

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    Ironically, I made a blog post recently about this subject.

    Military Arms Channel Blog: Speed and simplicity: Striker fired pistols
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    Both are fine,

    but in the movies, they always cock the hammer back to show that they really mean business, so that's what you should get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devilsclaw View Post
    Both are fine,

    but in the movies, they always cock the hammer back to show that they really mean business, so that's what you should get.
    I've seen Hollywood cock Glocks too... or they add the dramatic cocking sound into the audio track sometimes. It always makes me chuckle. It's almost as bad when they dub in the audio track of an empty Glock going "click - click - click" when the shooter runs dry.
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    Mis-written poll does not include a selection indicating that both choices are equally reliable and dependable.

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    My wife carries a hamerles 38spl. reason being it won't snag when being drawen from purse or pocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MilitaryArms View Post
    I've seen Hollywood cock Glocks too... or they add the dramatic cocking sound into the audio track sometimes. It always makes me chuckle. It's almost as bad when they dub in the audio track of an empty Glock going "click - click - click" when the shooter runs dry.
    In your typical action TV show or movie, try to count the times the hero or villain will rack the slide on a pistol, or pull the charging handle on an AR...
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